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EDF Consortium Wins 600 MW Dunkirk Offshore Wind Project

Power News - Published on Mon, 17 Jun 2019

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Reuters reported that a consortium led by French state-owned utility EDF has won a contract for a major 600 MW offshore wind project near Dunkirk in western France. Environment Minister Francois de Rugy said that EDF’s bid in partnership with Germany’s Innogy and Canada’s Enbridge beat rivals including utility Engie in partnership with Portugal’s EDPR and energy group Total in partnership with Denmark’s Orsted

Mr De Rugy said nine international energy and industrial companies had shown an interest in the project and that seven had made a bid. He added that “EDF has been chosen.”

The ministry said the tariff proposed by the winning consortium was significantly lower than 50 euros per megawatt hour. That compares with 63 euros/MWh for an onshore wind tender of around 516 MW that was awarded by the government.

EDF’s bid was the highest ranked by the energy markets regulator CRE, which studied the proposals, the ministry said.

It also said the price was comparable to the best prices seen in European offshore wind projects and demonstrated the competitiveness of the French wind industry.

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Mon, 17 Jun 2019
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